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New Zealand is a great windsurfing inviroment with the exposed coast line NZ has a continuos supply of sea breezes.

Windsurfing is a growing adventure sport with thousands of New Zealand adherents following the perfect wind around the easerly accessed coast. Travelling tourists can do the same as the windsurfing New Zealander. New Zealand well endowed with surf shops at beach resorts where you can hire windsurfers. Frequently there are kiosks on popular beaches where you can hire equipment and receive basic instruction. New Zealand also has an abundance of inland lakes where windsurfing is a popular activity.

New Zealand is particularly blessed with clean, unpolluted waters. NZ has no dangers of poisonous shellfish, coral or sea snakes. The only NZ hazard is occasional outbreaks of 'stinger' jellyfish, which are well publicised. Sharks cruise our coastal waters but close encounters are extremely rare.

Popular windsurfing areas include the Bay of Islands, Auckland Harbour, Hauraki Gulf, Lake Taupo, East Cape and Oakura (near New Plymouth). Also Wellington - the so called 'windy' capital, where Cook Strait 'breezes' often exceed 60 kph.

In the South Island, Christchurch and Dunedin beaches are popular venues, along with the Nelson Lakes and the Southern Lakes of Wanaka and Wakatipu.



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